Film and Media Production

Study options

Award

BA (Hons)

Key facts

UCAS code:
W600
UCAS code:
W601
UCAS code:
W602
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Location:
City of Stoke-On-Trent Sixth Form College
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Study option:
Full-time, Stoke-on-Trent campus
Study option:
Full-time, Stoke-on-Trent campus, with a placement year
Study option:
Full-time, with a foundation year at City of Stoke-On-Trent Sixth Form College
Study option:
Part-time, Stoke-on-Trent campus
Duration:
3 Years
Duration:
4 Years
Duration:
4 Years
Duration:
6 Years
Start date:
13 September 2021

Practice-focused

Get ready for industry with the latest camera, pre and post-production, and sound recording equipment

Pathway course

Take the option to specialise in a particular area of film and media production during your second year

Top 20 for Film and Photography

Guardian League Tables 2021

With access to media becoming easier every day, there is more film and media being produced and watched than ever before. From experimental film, to music and advertising, the industry is rapidly growing - and with growth comes opportunity. Our pathway course in film and media production will give you the real-world experience and technical knowledge needed to corner the market and launch your career in a creative industry.

Be a part of the future of film and media production with our specialist pathway course. Our course will provide you with the skills to work in your desired field, whether you have a passion for advertising promotion, a flair for music, an enthusiasm for experimental film, or you want to master behind the scenes technology.

Join us and you’ll learn how to research, develop, write, produce, direct, shoot, edit and promote your own creative portfolio of short films. You’ll also develop professional skills in areas such as camera operation, sound recording, documentary film making, art direction, editing, sound design and post-production.

During your second and third years we provide you with the opportunity to choose from a wide range of specialism subjects within different pathways of study should or, if you prefer, you can combine specialism subjects for a broader study of film and media production.

You can choose to specialise in the following pathways: 

Advertising Film

Learn to corner the market in a customer and client facing film production industry. This pathway will focus on filmmaking for brief and client management and the understanding of the advertising, commercial areas of filmmaking, while developing your skills with the latest industry-grade production technology and methods, resulting in a portfolio of promotional film.

Experimental Film Production

Express your creative side in experimental film production. Learn to develop, create and produce different forms of film and media using professional equipment and film making techniques. This pathway is art & design focused, rewarding creativity and individuality and broad knowledge and skillset to launch a career in a variety of different industries.

Music Video

Specialise in the production of music video, and develop the knowledge needed to survive and thrive in a client-filmmaker based career. Learn to explore and produce informative, intriguing, creative, and innovative, solutions to problem solving in filmmaking, and enhance your communication skills to effectively climb the industry ladder. This pathway will prepare you for delivering content for local musicians and events, and engaging with musicians, locally, nationally and internationally to make cutting edge music video content.

Production Technologies

Focus on the practical use and theory of production technologies, including the application of camera and lighting technology, studio and location-based production, sound recording and mixing, and post-production, including editing, grading and graphics. You will have the opportunity during this pathway to produce short fiction or factual films, long form and feature fiction and factual films, Interactive VR and AR projects, product design and leave with a portfolio, as well as an advanced technical skillset.

Whatever path you choose, you'll enrich your academic and practical studies by attending field trips to art galleries, film screenings and leading film festivals - in the UK and abroad. You'll also visit some of the UK's leading production facilities and attend residential trips to shoot films on location.

In the last 40 years many students have graduated from our film and media production courses and have gone to work in the industry in productions as well-known as James Bond, Harry Potter, The Avengers and EastEnders. Alongside visits from successful alumni, we also regularly host industry practitioners, who come to give talks and feedback to the students from around the world from award winning film directors to editors in natural history film production.

Be a part of the future of film and media production with our specialist pathway course. Our course will provide you with the skills to work in your desired field, whether you have a passion for advertising promotion, a flair for music, an enthusiasm for experimental film, or you want to master behind the scenes technology.

Join us and you’ll learn how to research, develop, write, produce, direct, shoot, edit and promote your own creative portfolio of short films. You’ll also develop professional skills in areas such as camera operation, sound recording, documentary film making, art direction, editing, sound design and post-production.

During your second and third years we provide you with the opportunity to choose from a wide range of specialism subjects within different pathways of study should or, if you prefer, you can combine specialism subjects for a broader study of film and media production.

You can choose to specialise in the following pathways: 

Advertising Film

Learn to corner the market in a customer and client facing film production industry. This pathway will focus on filmmaking for brief and client management and the understanding of the advertising, commercial areas of filmmaking, while developing your skills with the latest industry-grade production technology and methods, resulting in a portfolio of promotional film.

Experimental Film Production

Express your creative side in experimental film production. Learn to develop, create and produce different forms of film and media using professional equipment and film making techniques. This pathway is art & design focused, rewarding creativity and individuality and broad knowledge and skillset to launch a career in a variety of different industries.

Music Video

Specialise in the production of music video, and develop the knowledge needed to survive and thrive in a client-filmmaker based career. Learn to explore and produce informative, intriguing, creative, and innovative, solutions to problem solving in filmmaking, and enhance your communication skills to effectively climb the industry ladder. This pathway will prepare you for delivering content for local musicians and events, and engaging with musicians, locally, nationally and internationally to make cutting edge music video content.

Production Technologies

Focus on the practical use and theory of production technologies, including the application of camera and lighting technology, studio and location-based production, sound recording and mixing, and post-production, including editing, grading and graphics. You will have the opportunity during this pathway to produce short fiction or factual films, long form and feature fiction and factual films, Interactive VR and AR projects, product design and leave with a portfolio, as well as an advanced technical skillset.

Whatever path you choose, you'll enrich your academic and practical studies by attending field trips to art galleries, film screenings and leading film festivals - in the UK and abroad. You'll also visit some of the UK's leading production facilities and attend residential trips to shoot films on location.

In the last 40 years many students have graduated from our film and media production courses and have gone to work in the industry in productions as well-known as James Bond, Harry Potter, The Avengers and EastEnders. Alongside visits from successful alumni, we also regularly host industry practitioners, who come to give talks and feedback to the students from around the world from award winning film directors to editors in natural history film production.

Be a part of the future of film and media production with our specialist pathway course. Our course will provide you with the skills to work in your desired field, whether you have a passion for advertising promotion, a flair for music, an enthusiasm for experimental film, or you want to master behind the scenes technology.

Join us and you’ll learn how to research, develop, write, produce, direct, shoot, edit and promote your own creative portfolio of short films. You’ll also develop professional skills in areas such as camera operation, sound recording, documentary film making, art direction, editing, sound design and post-production.

During your second and third years we provide you with the opportunity to choose from a wide range of specialism subjects within different pathways of study should or, if you prefer, you can combine specialism subjects for a broader study of film and media production.

You can choose to specialise in the following pathways: 

Advertising Film

Learn to corner the market in a customer and client facing film production industry. This pathway will focus on filmmaking for brief and client management and the understanding of the advertising, commercial areas of filmmaking, while developing your skills with the latest industry-grade production technology and methods, resulting in a portfolio of promotional film.

Experimental Film Production

Express your creative side in experimental film production. Learn to develop, create and produce different forms of film and media using professional equipment and film making techniques. This pathway is art & design focused, rewarding creativity and individuality and broad knowledge and skillset to launch a career in a variety of different industries.

Music Video

Specialise in the production of music video, and develop the knowledge needed to survive and thrive in a client-filmmaker based career. Learn to explore and produce informative, intriguing, creative, and innovative, solutions to problem solving in filmmaking, and enhance your communication skills to effectively climb the industry ladder. This pathway will prepare you for delivering content for local musicians and events, and engaging with musicians, locally, nationally and internationally to make cutting edge music video content.

Production Technologies

Focus on the practical use and theory of production technologies, including the application of camera and lighting technology, studio and location-based production, sound recording and mixing, and post-production, including editing, grading and graphics. You will have the opportunity during this pathway to produce short fiction or factual films, long form and feature fiction and factual films, Interactive VR and AR projects, product design and leave with a portfolio, as well as an advanced technical skillset.

Whatever path you choose, you'll enrich your academic and practical studies by attending field trips to art galleries, film screenings and leading film festivals - in the UK and abroad. You'll also visit some of the UK's leading production facilities and attend residential trips to shoot films on location.

In the last 40 years many students have graduated from our film and media production courses and have gone to work in the industry in productions as well-known as James Bond, Harry Potter, The Avengers and EastEnders. Alongside visits from successful alumni, we also regularly host industry practitioners, who come to give talks and feedback to the students from around the world from award winning film directors to editors in natural history film production.

Be a part of the future of film and media production with our specialist pathway course. Our course will provide you with the skills to work in your desired field, whether you have a passion for advertising promotion, a flair for music, an enthusiasm for experimental film, or you want to master behind the scenes technology.

Join us and you’ll learn how to research, develop, write, produce, direct, shoot, edit and promote your own creative portfolio of short films. You’ll also develop professional skills in areas such as camera operation, sound recording, documentary film making, art direction, editing, sound design and post-production.

During your second and third years we provide you with the opportunity to choose from a wide range of specialism subjects within different pathways of study should or, if you prefer, you can combine specialism subjects for a broader study of film and media production.

You can choose to specialise in the following pathways: 

Advertising Film

Learn to corner the market in a customer and client facing film production industry. This pathway will focus on filmmaking for brief and client management and the understanding of the advertising, commercial areas of filmmaking, while developing your skills with the latest industry-grade production technology and methods, resulting in a portfolio of promotional film.

Experimental Film Production

Express your creative side in experimental film production. Learn to develop, create and produce different forms of film and media using professional equipment and film making techniques. This pathway is art & design focused, rewarding creativity and individuality and broad knowledge and skillset to launch a career in a variety of different industries.

Music Video

Specialise in the production of music video, and develop the knowledge needed to survive and thrive in a client-filmmaker based career. Learn to explore and produce informative, intriguing, creative, and innovative, solutions to problem solving in filmmaking, and enhance your communication skills to effectively climb the industry ladder. This pathway will prepare you for delivering content for local musicians and events, and engaging with musicians, locally, nationally and internationally to make cutting edge music video content.

Production Technologies

Focus on the practical use and theory of production technologies, including the application of camera and lighting technology, studio and location-based production, sound recording and mixing, and post-production, including editing, grading and graphics. You will have the opportunity during this pathway to produce short fiction or factual films, long form and feature fiction and factual films, Interactive VR and AR projects, product design and leave with a portfolio, as well as an advanced technical skillset.

Whatever path you choose, you'll enrich your academic and practical studies by attending field trips to art galleries, film screenings and leading film festivals - in the UK and abroad. You'll also visit some of the UK's leading production facilities and attend residential trips to shoot films on location.

In the last 40 years many students have graduated from our film and media production courses and have gone to work in the industry in productions as well-known as James Bond, Harry Potter, The Avengers and EastEnders. Alongside visits from successful alumni, we also regularly host industry practitioners, who come to give talks and feedback to the students from around the world from award winning film directors to editors in natural history film production.

On successful completion of study, depending on your whether you choose specialism pathway, or you continue to study the broad subject, we will issue you with one of the following awards:

  • BA (Hons) Film and Media Production
  • BA (Hons) Film and media Production (Advertising Film)
  • BA (Hons) Film and Media Production (Experimental Film Production)
  • BA (Hons) Film and media Production (Music Video)
  • BSc (Hons) Film and media Production (Production Technologies)

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BA (Hons) Film and Media Production

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BA (Hons) Film and Media Production

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BA (Hons) Film and Media Production

Part-time study

Part-time study is available and students mirror the full-time timetable with a reduced number of modules each year, up to a maximum of 60 credits per academic year of study.

Part-time study

Part-time study is available and students mirror the full-time timetable with a reduced number of modules each year, up to a maximum of 60 credits per academic year of study.

Part-time study

Part-time study is available and students mirror the full-time timetable with a reduced number of modules each year, up to a maximum of 60 credits per academic year of study.

Part-time study

Part-time study is available and students mirror the full-time timetable with a reduced number of modules each year, up to a maximum of 60 credits per academic year of study.

Work placements

To develop your knowledge and understanding of the film and media discipline you’ll have the opportunity to complete an industrial placement between the second and third year of your course. This is also a great opportunity to further develop both your learning and to make valuable contacts for future employment.

Course content

Our first year will help you get an all-round knowledge in the field, including aspects of craft skills for film production and the processes of film production, as well delving into non-fiction film production, ideas and developments in pre-production and the study of cinema.

In the second year, you will complete core modules in Advanced Craft Skills for Film Production and Fiction film Production. This is also when you will have the chance to tailor your course to your future career ambitions, selecting to continue studying film and media production as a broad degree, or specialising in:

  • Advertising Film
  • Experimental Film Production
  • Music Video
  • Production Technologies

In your final year, you’ll take your specialisms further by studying advanced modules in your chosen specialism, as well as expanding further on the concepts of contextual studies and research methods. Your course will culminate in a final personal presentation and portfolio review, which will be negotiated with your supervisor, this will be tailored to your own pathway and career ambition and demonstrate your knowledge of film and media production.

Our first year will help you get an all-round knowledge in the field, including aspects of craft skills for film production and the processes of film production, as well delving into non-fiction film production, ideas and developments in pre-production and the study of cinema.

In the second year, you will complete core modules in Advanced Craft Skills for Film Production and Fiction film Production. This is also when you will have the chance to tailor your course to your future career ambitions, selecting to continue studying film and media production as a broad degree, or specialising in:

  • Advertising Film
  • Experimental Film Production
  • Music Video
  • Production Technologies

In your final year, you’ll take your specialisms further by studying advanced modules in your chosen specialism, as well as expanding further on the concepts of contextual studies and research methods. Your course will culminate in a final personal presentation and portfolio review, which will be negotiated with your supervisor, this will be tailored to your own pathway and career ambition and demonstrate your knowledge of film and media production.

Our first year will help you get an all-round knowledge in the field, including aspects of craft skills for film production and the processes of film production, as well delving into non-fiction film production, ideas and developments in pre-production and the study of cinema.

In the second year, you will complete core modules in Advanced Craft Skills for Film Production and Fiction film Production. This is also when you will have the chance to tailor your course to your future career ambitions, selecting to continue studying film and media production as a broad degree, or specialising in:

  • Advertising Film
  • Experimental Film Production
  • Music Video
  • Production Technologies

In your final year, you’ll take your specialisms further by studying advanced modules in your chosen specialism, as well as expanding further on the concepts of contextual studies and research methods. Your course will culminate in a final personal presentation and portfolio review, which will be negotiated with your supervisor, this will be tailored to your own pathway and career ambition and demonstrate your knowledge of film and media production.

Our first year will help you get an all-round knowledge in the field, including aspects of craft skills for film production and the processes of film production, as well delving into non-fiction film production, ideas and developments in pre-production and the study of cinema.

In the second year, you will complete core modules in Advanced Craft Skills for Film Production and Fiction film Production. This is also when you will have the chance to tailor your course to your future career ambitions, selecting to continue studying film and media production as a broad degree, or specialising in:

  • Advertising Film
  • Experimental Film Production
  • Music Video
  • Production Technologies

In your final year, you’ll take your specialisms further by studying advanced modules in your chosen specialism, as well as expanding further on the concepts of contextual studies and research methods. Your course will culminate in a final personal presentation and portfolio review, which will be negotiated with your supervisor, this will be tailored to your own pathway and career ambition and demonstrate your knowledge of film and media production.

Filming for the BBC - Film & Media at Staffordshire University

Filming for the BBC - Film & Media at Staffordshire University

Video

Discover what happened when some of our Film and Media students had the chance to film for the BBC TV Show - 'Digging for Britain'.

Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Standard route

Year 1 compulsory modules
Year 1 compulsory modules
Cinema Studies 15 credits
Craft Skills For Film Production 30 credits
Film Production Processes 30 credits
Ideas Development And Pre-Production 15 credits
Non Fiction Film Production 30 credits
Year 2 compulsory modules
Year 2 compulsory modules
Advanced Craft Skills For Film Production 30 credits
Fiction Film Production 30 credits
Film Industry Practice 15 credits
Screenwriting 15 credits
Show 8 optional modules
Year 3 compulsory modules
Year 3 compulsory modules
Contextual Studies And Research Methods 15 credits
Personal Presentation And Portfolio 15 credits
Show 9 optional modules

Music Video

Year 1 compulsory modules
Year 1 compulsory modules
Cinema Studies 15 credits
Craft Skills For Film Production 30 credits
Film Production Processes 30 credits
Ideas Development And Pre-Production 15 credits
Non Fiction Film Production 30 credits
Year 2 compulsory modules
Year 2 compulsory modules
Advanced Craft Skills For Film Production 30 credits
Fiction Film Production 30 credits
Film Industry Practice 15 credits
Screenwriting 15 credits
Show 2 optional modules
Year 3 compulsory modules
Year 3 compulsory modules
Contextual Studies And Research Methods 15 credits
Creative Film Specialism (Music Video) 30 credits
Film Dissertation (Music Video) 30 credits
Personal Presentation And Portfolio 15 credits

Advertising Film

Year 1 compulsory modules
Year 1 compulsory modules
Cinema Studies 15 credits
Craft Skills For Film Production 30 credits
Film Production Processes 30 credits
Ideas Development And Pre-Production 15 credits
Non Fiction Film Production 30 credits
Year 2 compulsory modules
Year 2 compulsory modules
Advanced Craft Skills For Film Production 30 credits
Fiction Film Production 30 credits
Film Industry Practice 15 credits
Screenwriting 15 credits
Show 2 optional modules
Year 3 compulsory modules
Year 3 compulsory modules
Contextual Studies And Research Methods 15 credits
Creative Film Specialism (Advertising Film) 30 credits
Film Dissertation (Advertising Film) 30 credits
Personal Presentation And Portfolio 15 credits

Production Technologies

Year 1 compulsory modules
Year 1 compulsory modules
Cinema Studies 15 credits
Craft Skills For Film Production 30 credits
Film Production Processes 30 credits
Ideas Development And Pre-Production 15 credits
Non Fiction Film Production 30 credits
Year 2 compulsory modules
Year 2 compulsory modules
Advanced Craft Skills For Film Production 30 credits
Fiction Film Production 30 credits
Film Industry Practice 15 credits
Screenwriting 15 credits
Show 2 optional modules
Year 3 compulsory modules
Year 3 compulsory modules
Bsc Film Project (Production Technologies) 30 credits
Contextual Studies And Research Methods 15 credits
Film Dissertation (Production Technologies) 30 credits
Interactive Filmmaking 30 credits
Personal Presentation And Portfolio 15 credits

Experimental Film Production

Year 1 compulsory modules
Year 1 compulsory modules
Cinema Studies 15 credits
Craft Skills For Film Production 30 credits
Film Production Processes 30 credits
Ideas Development And Pre-Production 15 credits
Non Fiction Film Production 30 credits
Year 2 compulsory modules
Year 2 compulsory modules
Advanced Craft Skills For Film Production 30 credits
Fiction Film Production 30 credits
Film Industry Practice 15 credits
Screenwriting 15 credits
Show 2 optional modules
Year 3 compulsory modules
Year 3 compulsory modules
Contextual Studies And Research Methods 15 credits
Creative Film Specialism (Experimental Film) 30 credits
Film Dissertation (Experimental Film) 30 credits
Personal Presentation And Portfolio 15 credits

Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Standard route

Year 1 compulsory modules
Year 1 compulsory modules
Cinema Studies 15 credits
Craft Skills For Film Production 30 credits
Film Production Processes 30 credits
Ideas Development And Pre-Production 15 credits
Non Fiction Film Production 30 credits
Year 2 compulsory modules
Year 2 compulsory modules
Advanced Craft Skills For Film Production 30 credits
Fiction Film Production 30 credits
Film Industry Practice 15 credits
Screenwriting 15 credits
Show 8 optional modules
Year 3 compulsory modules
Year 3 compulsory modules
Cdt Industrial Placement 120 credits
Year 4 compulsory modules
Year 4 compulsory modules
Contextual Studies And Research Methods 15 credits
Personal Presentation And Portfolio 15 credits
Show 12 optional modules

Music Video

Year 1 compulsory modules
Year 1 compulsory modules
Cinema Studies 15 credits
Craft Skills For Film Production 30 credits
Film Production Processes 30 credits
Ideas Development And Pre-Production 15 credits
Non Fiction Film Production 30 credits
Year 2 compulsory modules
Year 2 compulsory modules
Advanced Craft Skills For Film Production 30 credits
Fiction Film Production 30 credits
Film Industry Practice 15 credits
Screenwriting 15 credits
Show 2 optional modules
Year 3 compulsory modules
Year 3 compulsory modules
Cdt Industrial Placement 120 credits
Year 4 compulsory modules
Year 4 compulsory modules
Ba Film Project (Music Video) 30 credits
Contextual Studies And Research Methods 15 credits
Creative Film Specialism (Music Video) 30 credits
Film Dissertation (Music Video) 30 credits
Personal Presentation And Portfolio 15 credits

Advertising Film

Year 1 compulsory modules
Year 1 compulsory modules
Cinema Studies 15 credits
Craft Skills For Film Production 30 credits
Film Production Processes 30 credits
Ideas Development And Pre-Production 15 credits
Non Fiction Film Production 30 credits
Year 2 compulsory modules
Year 2 compulsory modules
Advanced Craft Skills For Film Production 30 credits
Fiction Film Production 30 credits
Film Industry Practice 15 credits
Screenwriting 15 credits
Show 2 optional modules
Year 3 compulsory modules
Year 3 compulsory modules
Cdt Industrial Placement 120 credits
Year 4 compulsory modules
Year 4 compulsory modules
Ba Film Project (Advertising Film) 30 credits
Contextual Studies And Research Methods 15 credits
Creative Film Specialism (Advertising Film) 30 credits
Film Dissertation (Advertising Film) 30 credits
Personal Presentation And Portfolio 15 credits

Production Technologies

Year 1 compulsory modules
Year 1 compulsory modules
Cinema Studies 15 credits
Craft Skills For Film Production 30 credits
Film Production Processes 30 credits
Ideas Development And Pre-Production 15 credits
Non Fiction Film Production 30 credits
Year 2 compulsory modules
Year 2 compulsory modules
Advanced Craft Skills For Film Production 30 credits
Fiction Film Production 30 credits
Film Industry Practice 15 credits
Screenwriting 15 credits
Show 2 optional modules
Year 3 compulsory modules
Year 3 compulsory modules
Cdt Industrial Placement 120 credits
Year 4 compulsory modules
Year 4 compulsory modules
Bsc Film Project (Production Technologies) 30 credits
Contextual Studies And Research Methods 15 credits
Film Dissertation (Production Technologies) 30 credits
Interactive Filmmaking 30 credits
Personal Presentation And Portfolio 15 credits

Experimental Film Production

Year 1 compulsory modules
Year 1 compulsory modules
Cinema Studies 15 credits
Craft Skills For Film Production 30 credits
Film Production Processes 30 credits
Ideas Development And Pre-Production 15 credits
Non Fiction Film Production 30 credits
Year 2 compulsory modules
Year 2 compulsory modules
Advanced Craft Skills For Film Production 30 credits
Fiction Film Production 30 credits
Film Industry Practice 15 credits
Screenwriting 15 credits
Show 2 optional modules
Year 3 compulsory modules
Year 3 compulsory modules
Cdt Industrial Placement 120 credits
Year 4 compulsory modules
Year 4 compulsory modules
Ba Film Project (Experimental Film) 30 credits
Contextual Studies And Research Methods 15 credits
Creative Film Specialism (Experimental Film) 30 credits
Film Dissertation (Experimental Film) 30 credits
Personal Presentation And Portfolio 15 credits

Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Year 1 compulsory modules
Year 1 compulsory modules
Ideas Generation And Problem Solving For Media 15 credits
Major Project (Media) 30 credits
Production Skills For Media 30 credits
Team Project (Media) 15 credits
Theory And Practice In Media 30 credits

Entry requirements

We use UCAS points in our offer-making and welcome a wide range of qualifications.

  • Typical UCAS offer: 112 points
  • A levels: BBC, CCC plus 16 points from other level 3 qualifications e.g. B at AS
  • BTEC: DMM, MMM plus 16 points from other level 3 qualifications

International and mature students with different qualifications and experience are also encouraged to apply.

We use UCAS points in our offer-making and welcome a wide range of qualifications.

  • Typical UCAS offer: 112 points
  • A levels: BBC, CCC plus 16 points from other level 3 qualifications e.g. B at AS
  • BTEC: DMM, MMM plus 16 points from other level 3 qualifications

International and mature students with different qualifications and experience are also encouraged to apply.

  • Typical UCAS Offer: 48 points
  • A levels: A, DD, EEE
  • BTEC: PPP

We use UCAS points in our offer-making and welcome a wide range of qualifications.

  • Typical UCAS offer: 112 points
  • A levels: BBC, CCC plus 16 points from other level 3 qualifications e.g. B at AS
  • BTEC: DMM, MMM plus 16 points from other level 3 qualifications

International and mature students with different qualifications and experience are also encouraged to apply.

We understand that you might have experienced a challenging run up to higher education and may have not met the entry requirements as listed. If this is the case don’t worry, contact us and our team of expert advisors can guide you through the next stages of application, or help you find the perfect course for your needs.

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Facilities

Film Theatre

Cosy 212-seater on-campus public cinema screening mainstream, indie and foreign releases.

Careers

Graduates from our BA (hons) Film Media Production will be equipped to study in roles including:

  • Production Assistant
  • Assistant Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Production Manager
  • Line Producer
  • Script Co-ordinator
  • Location Assistant
  • Camera Operator
  • Loader
  • Camera Production
Film and Media: Behind the scenes

Film and Media: Behind the scenes

Video

Go behind the scenes on a music video shoot with our Film and Media students.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching

Teaching approaches can include for example theoretical structure, group work, practical workshops, seminars, tutor-led and self-managed study, research projects, and guest lectures. Each of these will be used on your modules so you get the chance to learn as effectively as possible.

Teaching approaches can include for example theoretical structure, group work, practical workshops, seminars, tutor-led and self-managed study, research projects, and guest lectures. Each of these will be used on your modules so you get the chance to learn as effectively as possible.

Teaching approaches can include for example theoretical structure, group work, practical workshops, seminars, tutor-led and self-managed study, research projects, and guest lectures. Each of these will be used on your modules so you get the chance to learn as effectively as possible.

Teaching approaches can include for example theoretical structure, group work, practical workshops, seminars, tutor-led and self-managed study, research projects, and guest lectures. Each of these will be used on your modules so you get the chance to learn as effectively as possible.

Assessment

Assessment is based on experiential learning and the submission of coursework, the nature of which is determined by the project/s or assignment/s set within a module, but which may consist of any one or combination of the following components:

  • An essay or report, written according to given guidelines as to word-count and illustrated as required by the assignment
  • The script for a seminar presentation, or the presentation itself
  • Ideas books, photo study books, sketchbooks or visual diaries, documenting the process of generating, developing and resolving thoughts or ideas, and demonstrating the influence of research on practical work
  • Production files, Research books, folders, or dossiers, documenting the gathering, sorting and presentation of research material based on the production process
  • Finished Media/Film based artefacts, professionally presented in the format required by the assignment, project or brief

Assessment is based on experiential learning and the submission of coursework, the nature of which is determined by the project/s or assignment/s set within a module, but which may consist of any one or combination of the following components:

  • An essay or report, written according to given guidelines as to word-count and illustrated as required by the assignment
  • The script for a seminar presentation, or the presentation itself
  • Ideas books, photo study books, sketchbooks or visual diaries, documenting the process of generating, developing and resolving thoughts or ideas, and demonstrating the influence of research on practical work
  • Production files, Research books, folders, or dossiers, documenting the gathering, sorting and presentation of research material based on the production process
  • Finished Media/Film based artefacts, professionally presented in the format required by the assignment, project or brief

Assessment is based on experiential learning and the submission of coursework, the nature of which is determined by the project/s or assignment/s set within a module, but which may consist of any one or combination of the following components:

  • An essay or report, written according to given guidelines as to word-count and illustrated as required by the assignment
  • The script for a seminar presentation, or the presentation itself
  • Ideas books, photo study books, sketchbooks or visual diaries, documenting the process of generating, developing and resolving thoughts or ideas, and demonstrating the influence of research on practical work
  • Production files, Research books, folders, or dossiers, documenting the gathering, sorting and presentation of research material based on the production process
  • Finished Media/Film based artefacts, professionally presented in the format required by the assignment, project or brief

Assessment is based on experiential learning and the submission of coursework, the nature of which is determined by the project/s or assignment/s set within a module, but which may consist of any one or combination of the following components:

  • An essay or report, written according to given guidelines as to word-count and illustrated as required by the assignment
  • The script for a seminar presentation, or the presentation itself
  • Ideas books, photo study books, sketchbooks or visual diaries, documenting the process of generating, developing and resolving thoughts or ideas, and demonstrating the influence of research on practical work
  • Production files, Research books, folders, or dossiers, documenting the gathering, sorting and presentation of research material based on the production process
  • Finished Media/Film based artefacts, professionally presented in the format required by the assignment, project or brief

Learning support

In addition to the excellent support you will receive from your course teaching team, our central Academic Skills team provides group and one-to-one help to support your learning in a number of areas. These include study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills); written English (including punctuation and grammatical accuracy); academic writing (including how to reference); research skills; critical thinking and understanding arguments; and revision, assessment and examination skills (including time management).

Additional support

Our AccessAbility Services support students with additional needs such as sensory impairment, or learning difficulties such as dyslexia.

Feedback

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally (through formative feedback) before you complete the formal assessments. Each module normally includes practice or 'formative' assessments for which you receive feedback from your tutor.

Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark but are essential for you to develop academically as a student. There is a formal or 'summative' assessment at the end of each module and the grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

You will normally receive feedback on coursework assessments within 20 working days following the date of submission. The feedback you receive will help to focus you to achieve better grades on the next set of modules you study.

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally (through formative feedback) before you complete the formal assessments. Each module normally includes practice or 'formative' assessments for which you receive feedback from your tutor.

Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark but are essential for you to develop academically as a student. There is a formal or 'summative' assessment at the end of each module and the grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

You will normally receive feedback on coursework assessments within 20 working days following the date of submission. The feedback you receive will help to focus you to achieve better grades on the next set of modules you study.

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally (through formative feedback) before you complete the formal assessments. Each module normally includes practice or 'formative' assessments for which you receive feedback from your tutor.

Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark but are essential for you to develop academically as a student. There is a formal or 'summative' assessment at the end of each module and the grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

You will normally receive feedback on coursework assessments within 20 working days following the date of submission. The feedback you receive will help to focus you to achieve better grades on the next set of modules you study.

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally (through formative feedback) before you complete the formal assessments. Each module normally includes practice or 'formative' assessments for which you receive feedback from your tutor.

Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark but are essential for you to develop academically as a student. There is a formal or 'summative' assessment at the end of each module and the grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

You will normally receive feedback on coursework assessments within 20 working days following the date of submission. The feedback you receive will help to focus you to achieve better grades on the next set of modules you study.

Cadman TV studio tour

Cadman TV studio tour

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Join our Technical Specialist Nathan for a tour around our new and improved Cadman TV studios.

Year 1

25% of time in lectures, seminars or similar
75% of time in independent study
0% of time in placements

Year 2

25% of time in lectures, seminars or similar
75% of time in independent study
0% of time in placements

Year 3

22% of time in lectures, seminars or similar
78% of time in independent study
0% of time in placements

Year 1

0% practical exams
100% coursework
0% written exams

Year 2

13% practical exams
88% coursework
0% written exams

Year 3

21% practical exams
79% coursework
0% written exams

Staff

Our industry experienced and research-focused academic team draw on a wealth of knowledge and practical experience in order to create an ambitious and innovative learning environment.

Paul Ottey

Senior Lecturer

Paul developed his passion for film and moving image during the video boom of the 1980's consuming a wide range of mainstream and more obscure and alternative films with a particular love of low budget B movie horror. His practical and technical…

Paul's profile

Colin Mottram

Senior Lecturer

Combining extensive filmmaking experience and passion for learning and teaching, Colin challenges, supports and motivates students to turn their passion into a career.

Colin's profile

Fiona Graham

Associate Professor

Fiona is a Senior Lecturer and Producer, with a background as a factual documentary producer/director and television studio producer. Fiona has a background in print journalism, BBC radio and television including BBC1, ITV1, ITV2, Channel 4, STV…

Fiona's profile

Peter Rudge

Associate Professor

Peter has more than 25 years experience in the film industry and in 2011 was co-founder of the spin out company Grand Independent – a film production and distribution company based in Staffordshire. He began his career as a reader working …

Peter's profile

Dr Andrew Stubbs

Senior Lecturer

Dr Andrew Stubbs is Lecturer of Film, Media and Communication in the Department of Film, Media and Journalism. He teaches a range of subjects across Film, Television and Media, specialising in media industries and cultural production, Hollywood …

Andrew's profile

Dr Sharon Coleclough

Senior Lecturer

Sharon works across all areas of film and media production, focusing upon specialisms in sound design, editing, acting and performance in film. She is an active researcher with international publications on lighting, sound and representation in film.

Sharon's profile

Dr Mark Mckenna

Lecturer

Dr Mark McKenna is a lecturer in Film, Television & Radio. His teaching is focused on the theoretical and critical underpinnings of film production and draws upon his research which is focused on the film and media industries.

Mark's profile

Fees

For the course starting on 13 September 2021 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for BA (Hons)-Full-time, Stoke-on-Trent campus
Study option UK / Channel Islands International
Full-time £9,250 per year of study £14,000 per year of study

For the course starting on 13 September 2021 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for BA (Hons) Full-time, Stoke-on-Trent campus, with a placement year
Study option UK / Channel Islands International
Full-time £9,250 per year of study £14,000 per year of study

For the course starting on 13 September 2021 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for BA (Hons) Full-time, with a foundation year at City of Stoke-On-Trent Sixth Form College
Study option UK / Channel Islands
Full-time £5,950 for your first year subsequent years will be charged at the University standard rate

For the course starting on 20 September 2021 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for BA (Hons) Part-time, Stoke-on-Trent campus
Study option UK / Channel Islands
Part-time £4,620 per year of study

UK and Channel Island students: This tuition fee is agreed subject to UK government policy and parliamentary regulation. If the UK government passes appropriate legislation, the fee for subsequent years of study may increase in each academic year. But this increase will not exceed the rate of inflation as measured by RPIX**. Any change in fees will apply to both new and continuing students. The University will notify students of any change as early as possible. Further information about fee changes would be posted on the University’s website once this becomes available.

**RPIX is a measure of inflation equivalent to all the items in the Retail Price Index (RPI) excluding mortgage interest payments.

International students: Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course, as long as you complete it in the normal time-frame (i.e. no repeat years or breaks in study).

BA (Hons) Film and Media Production

BA (Hons) Film and Media Production

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Course leader Paul discusses the new pathway options that are available on our BA (Hons) Film and Media Production degree.

Included in tuition fees
Included in the fees:

Travel, and accommodation costs incurred by compulsory trips and visits away from the University that are directly linked to the learning requirements of a specific module.

The use of all workshops, studios and specialist technical facilities and hire of equipment relating to the course of study.

Travel, and accommodation costs incurred by compulsory trips and visits away from the University that are directly linked to the learning requirements of a specific module.

The use of all workshops, studios and specialist technical facilities and hire of equipment relating to the course of study.

Travel, and accommodation costs incurred by compulsory trips and visits away from the University that are directly linked to the learning requirements of a specific module.

The use of all workshops, studios and specialist technical facilities and hire of equipment relating to the course of study.

Travel, and accommodation costs incurred by compulsory trips and visits away from the University that are directly linked to the learning requirements of a specific module.

The use of all workshops, studios and specialist technical facilities and hire of equipment relating to the course of study.

Not included in tuition fees
Not included in the fees:

The estimated cost of text books over the duration of the course. All essential text books are available from the library, but some students chose to purchase their own copies.

Travel, subsistence, entrance fees etc. incurred by optional trips and visits away from the University related to the course.

The cost of materials for the development of a student’s individual practice and work. Additional costs vary dependent upon student’s own choice of materials and approach to their practice.

Optional personal insurance when borrowing equipment such as cameras, lighting equipment etc. for extended period of use off campus [Approx £50-£100]. It may be possible to add some items to home contents insurance.

The estimated cost of text books over the duration of the course. All essential text books are available from the library, but some students chose to purchase their own copies.

Travel, subsistence, entrance fees etc. incurred by optional trips and visits away from the University related to the course.

The cost of materials for the development of a student’s individual practice and work. Additional costs vary dependent upon student’s own choice of materials and approach to their practice.

Optional personal insurance when borrowing equipment such as cameras, lighting equipment etc. for extended period of use off campus [Approx £50-£100]. It may be possible to add some items to home contents insurance.

The estimated cost of text books over the duration of the course. All essential text books are available from the library, but some students chose to purchase their own copies.

Travel, subsistence, entrance fees etc. incurred by optional trips and visits away from the University related to the course.

The cost of materials for the development of a student’s individual practice and work. Additional costs vary dependent upon student’s own choice of materials and approach to their practice.

Optional personal insurance when borrowing equipment such as cameras, lighting equipment etc. for extended period of use off campus [Approx £50-£100]. It may be possible to add some items to home contents insurance.

The estimated cost of text books over the duration of the course. All essential text books are available from the library, but some students chose to purchase their own copies.

Travel, subsistence, entrance fees etc. incurred by optional trips and visits away from the University related to the course.

The cost of materials for the development of a student’s individual practice and work. Additional costs vary dependent upon student’s own choice of materials and approach to their practice.

Optional personal insurance when borrowing equipment such as cameras, lighting equipment etc. for extended period of use off campus [Approx £50-£100]. It may be possible to add some items to home contents insurance.

Accommodation and living costs
Accommodation and living costs

Accommodation and living costs are not included in our fees. 

For more information on accommodation and living costs, please see: Accommodation

Sources of financial support

If you receive funding from Student Finance you may be eligible to apply for additional benefits. Details can be obtained by visiting: www.gov.uk

Scholarships and additional funding

As an undergraduate student at Staffordshire, you may be eligible for additional financial support through one of our scholarships and bursaries. You can visit our funding page to find out more and check your eligibility.

Scholarships and additional funding

As an undergraduate student at Staffordshire, you may be eligible for additional financial support through one of our scholarships and bursaries. You can visit our funding page to find out more and check your eligibility.

Scholarships and additional funding

As an undergraduate student at Staffordshire, you may be eligible for additional financial support through one of our scholarships and bursaries. You can visit our funding page to find out more and check your eligibility.

Scholarships and additional funding

As an undergraduate student at Staffordshire, you may be eligible for additional financial support through one of our scholarships and bursaries. You can visit our funding page to find out more and check your eligibility.

Our students

Filming on location in the Lake District

Creating special effects

Our TV Studio

Our TV Studio and Green Screen

Film Theatre

Shooting on location

It feels really good having a credit with such a prestigious company like the BBC, especially before we’ve even finished university. I don’t think many students in other universities get that chance – and I think it’s really showing to how the lecturers at Staffs help us out getting these opportunities and putting us in touch with the right people in the industry.

 

 

Nat Argent

Film and Media student

Since leaving Staffordshire, I have worked with the Asia Times, in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia to produce and direct video content. Using my interpersonal skills and experience that I gained during university helped me advanced through common challenges really quickly and boldly. The practices I had in university really reflect the film industry that I am in now. I am happy to be under the guidance of the staff at Staffordshire University film production courses. Without them, I wouldn’t be able to achieve what I set out to achieve, now and the future.

Winston Lim

Film and Media graduate

Thanks to Staffordshire University, I felt I could connect, converse and engage with professionals on a level where I understood the film industry terminology, production process and to showcase my knowledge of the industry standard software and equipment.

Lauren Hatchard

Film Production graduate

They understand what the film industry wants, in terms of technique, quality and accuracy. It's these skills that clearly helped me when entering the Virgin Media awards. The equipment we get to use on the course is great and prepares you for the real world of film making.

James Sieradzki

Film Production

I just wanted to make a film that says it's ok to be different. My lecturers were completely supportive throughout the course and really helped me make the film I wanted to.

Sophie Piggot

Media Film Production Award Winner

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Students of Staffordshire University enter into a contract with us and are bound by these rules and regulations, which are subject to change. For more information, please see: University Policies and Regulations.

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